Dallas Mavericks (10-11) vs. New York Knicks (10-12)
December 3, 2022 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Knicks +1; Over/Under: +225.5
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The Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. The Dallas Mavericks have lost 5 of their last 6 games. The New York Knicks have lost 5 of their last 7 games.
The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 110.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.6 points and 8.7 assists, while Christian Wood is averaging 16.8 points and 7.7 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks are averaging 115.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 21.3 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Julius Randle is averaging 21.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games and 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Knicks are 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
I’m never excited to back the New York Knicks, but the Mavericks don’t look good right now as they’re losing their last 5 games by an average of 6 points, and they lose on the road by an average of 5.3 points. The Knicks are at least at home here, and it’s an extremely early start, which usually favor the home team. Toss up spot between two struggling clubs. Give me the home team.